Auburn hair with dark ash blonde roots, how to go back natural or blond?


New Member
I have been trying to go back to my natural color for ever. The first try at a salon, I ended up with a medium brown/auburn color. It faded very red. Then at another salon, I asked for dark ash blonde and ended up with a dark dark cool brown. Eventually that faded to auburn. Unable to continue with Southern California salon prices, I decided to keep with the auburn and colored it myself. Now several months later, my ash blonde roots are about two inches. I also have a strange light stripe between that I'm not sure how got there. I've been trying to get rid of the red tone by using blue shampoo/masks. At this point, I just want my hair to look natural and without any warm tone. I still can't afford a salon, what might be my easiest solution?



Staff member
Welcome to Salon Geek.

I’m sorry but it’s against site rules to provide colour formulas or detailed technical advice to non professionals.

If you can’t afford to go to a salon, then maybe try a local training college or facility, where students are supervised and the costs are reduced.